WorkwithSchools team take on York 10k for children's charity The IslandSome of our team will be taking on the York 10k on Sunday 4 August to raise £750 sponsorship funds for this great local cause.

The money we raise from the 10k run will go towards supporting The Island’s one-to-one mentoring service which has high success rates in transforming the mental, emotional and social wellbeing of isolated children living in York.

Since becoming a registered charity in 2008, The Island has enhanced the quality of life of over 2,500 vulnerable York children, not just through one-to-one mentoring, but also through school-based mentoring, youth club work as well as girl and boy groups. Many ex-mentees have gone onto excelling in the school environment, pursuing higher education, successfully obtaining and completing apprenticeships as well as setting up their own businesses.

Volunteer mentors at Children's charity The Island Claire Leaver, Head of Marketing at WorkwithSchools says;

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Island this year, they’re a fantastic charity who make a huge difference to the lives of young people in our local community.  Our team are only too willing to get involved in any way they can, raising vital funds for the cause and as some of our team are keen runners, the 10k was the perfect opportunity.”

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For more information on The Island and what they do to support children and young people in York, visit or email